I just read a facebook post the Ben Wong put up. It read “I don’t just buy cameras, I use them too” (I think he was referring to using a recently purchased medium format film camera).
This post got me thinking.
To a certain extent, I think I have passed the “cool new toy, with cool features” with reference to a digital SLR camera, and am now more looking at what gear (film or digital) will create the look that I’m looking for. I’m now more interested in learning how to achieve a certain look, rather then ‘play’ with a new toy. Sure I’ll be excited to get a new body, but it will now be a means to an end (or rather a look) that I’m after more then just the next toy to ‘play’ with.
I’m happy with myself.